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The Silvery Place - Diploma Support Centre

Sue BricknellOwner: Sue Bricknell

Location: Chittlehampton, Devon

Address: Lerwell Farm, Furze Cross, Chittlehampton, Nr Barnstaple, Devon EX37 9RL

Website: The Silvery Place

Tel: 01769 540064




Information about Sue

Hi my name is Sue Bricknell and I have always had an interest in crafts - as a child I nagged my parents into buying me each week's copy of Golden Hands (hmm showing my age there). My hope before I left school was to go to John Cass college to study jewellery making and metalsmithing. Alas my grades weren't good enough so I spent the next couple of decades in secretarial and admin jobs. I kept my hand in by making brooches and earrings for myself out of air-dry clay, I also took up quilting and gained an RHS General Diploma in Gardening.

In 2009 I happened upon the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery website and from there I began their four grade Metal Clay Diploma programme which I successfully completed in October 2010. Since then I've also taken courses in silverwork, torch-fired enamelling and the dreaded soldering!  My next set of courses will be the Art Clay programme as well as bronze and copper clay so I can gain my Higher Diploma. 

I'm excited to be part of the MCSJ Support Programme and hope to meet other jewellery making enthusiasts at my workshops - let's all sparkle together.

I also run self-catering cottages here in beautiful north Devon ably abetted by my partner, Mike, and my lovely Rosie-dog.

Sue's Qualifications and Experience

Sue holds the full MCSJ Silver Metal Clay Diploma


Diploma Support Services Provided:

  • Kiln firing services
  • Open workshop days for students to use tools and equipment

Sue's Studio

Sue's Studio

Sue's Work

Sue's Work


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